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WCO and G20 Seoul Summit preparatory team dialogue on global issues

10 September 2010

WCO and G20 Seoul Summit preparatory team dialogue on global issues

Seoul, 9 September 2010

Report

Secretary General Mikuriya paid a visit on 9 September 2010 to Dr. SAKONG Il, Chairman of the Presidential Committee for the G20 Summit, during his stay in Seoul to discuss Customs' contribution message to the G20. Dr. SAKONG Il, a former Finance Minister, is in charge of preparing the forthcoming G20 Seoul Summit as part of Korea’s G20 presidency.

The Secretary General explained the WCO's past contribution to the G20 and shared the Customs community's perspective on trade issues. These issues included: the WTO Doha Development Agenda; trade facilitation and security; the protection of the environment; the protection of the health and safety of citizens; food security; the public-private partnership; and capacity building.

Dr. SAKONG Il welcomed the WCO input which he found relevant to the global economy. He wished to reflect on the discussion in the upcoming G20 Summit. Both agreed to continue the dialogue in preparation for this prominent global governance body's summit.